Area history, March 24, 2014

Area history, March 24, 2014

Today is Monday, March 24, 2014. News reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914, the new "pick up" street sweeper for Champaign was unloaded from a rail car today. A representative of the Baker Manufacturing Co. of Springfield will demonstrate the machine tomorrow. Also, word was received that the city's new Peerless auto fire truck will arrive in Champaign this week.

In 1964, Robert R. Shapland, president of Linconshire Realty Co., disclosed plans for a new golf course that will be the focal point of a new residential subdivision southwest of Champaign. The golf course and residential area will be known as Lncolnshire Fields.

In 1999, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has filed an eight-count complaint against John Hirschfeld, the former chief executive officer and attorney for Professional Impressions Media Group. The complaint alleges conduct "involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation" by the 62-year-old Champaign attorney who worked for PIMG, which owns The News-Gazette.

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